9/11 Topics

Democracy Now!’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the development of the "war on terror," Guantanamo Bay and the USA PATRIOT Act.

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  • One of the things we have tried to do here on Democracy Now! is bring the voices of people from New York and aroundthe world who have been victimized by terror but continue to speak for peace. As people in the US struggle with thequestion of how to respond to the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks and the certainty of US military action inCentral Asia, these voices are more important than ever. One of the most important of those is Thich...
    Sep 26, 2001 | Story
  • One thing that the international women’s movement has demonstrated over the past few years is that the first victims of war are always women and children. Already, women have been the harshest victims of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. Wherever the Taliban came to power, they banned women from working, prohibited women and girls from attending school, and forbid women from leaving their homes without being accompanied by a close male...
    Sep 27, 2001 | Story
  • Despite the Bush Administration’s refusal to actually release evidence that might link Osama Bin Laden to the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the mass media has lined up almost without exception in support of wide ranging military action against Afghanistan and perhaps other countries.
    Sep 27, 2001 | Story
  • Two days after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, television evangelists Jerry Falwell and PatRobertson, two of the most prominent voices of the religious right, said liberal civil liberties groups, feminists,homosexuals and abortion rights supporters bear partial responsibility for Tuesday’s terrorist attacks because theiractions have turned God’s anger against America. On September 13, during one of his...
    Sep 27, 2001 | Story
  • New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani disclosed yesterday that he is asking the mayoral candidates to make an unprecedenteddeal with him to "maintain the unity" in the city following the brutal attacks on the World Trade Center.
    Sep 28, 2001 | Story
  • Up until September 11 racial profiling was harshly criticized by people around the country, but courts had neverdeclared profiling illegal.
    Sep 28, 2001 | Story
  • The Navy resumed bombing the island of Vieques on Monday, in its first full-scale military exercises since theSeptember 11 attacks.
    Sep 28, 2001 | Story
  • Although the World Bank and IMF cancelled their meetings planned for this weekend after the tragedy of September 11,and many anti-corporate globalization groups cancelled protests against the meetings, activists will still descend onDC this weekend.
    Sep 28, 2001 | Story
  • Despite repeated requests for calm from President Bush and top law enforcement officials, the number of hate crimesdirected at Arab Americans has almost doubled from a week ago, and the FBI has formally opened about 90 civil rightsinvestigations since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
    Sep 28, 2001 | Story
  • More than 20,000 anti-war demonstrators, including many anti-globalization activists, took to the streets of Washington DC and San Francisco to protest possible US military action in response to the attacks on US targets earlier this month. In San Francisco, almost 10,000 people converged on a park in San Francisco’s predominately Latino Mission District to denounce the Bush administration’s plans for military intervention in...
    Oct 01, 2001 | Story